Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Mykkänen leads a Team Finland visit to Egypt

Ministry for Foreign Affairs 26.9.2016 9.25
Press release

Press release 176/2016
26 September 2016

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen will lead a Team Finland visit to Egypt on 26–29 September 2016. He will be accompanied by a delegation of over 20 representatives of cleantech, telecommunications and education sector companies.

High-level meetings organised during the visit will help promote Finnish companies' business contacts and projects in Egypt. Minister Mykkänen and his delegation members will meet both Egyptian ministers and representatives of other state institutions. In Cairo, Mykkänen will open a joint Finnish-Egyptian business seminar.

Egypt is the third biggest economy in North Africa and the Middle East and its consumer markets are among the largest in the area. As a result of the improved political stability, foreign trade and investments have stepped up in recent years. In 2015, Egypt's economic growth rose to four per cent. International companies have competed for access to the newly-opening Egyptian markets, especially to the mega-level infrastructure projects launched by Egypt. Finland is well placed and has good opportunities to increase and diversify trade with Egypt. Minister Mykkänen's visit provides an excellent opportunity for presenting leading-edge Finnish expertise in several sectors to the Egyptian consumer market of 90 million people.

The visit is organised together with Finpro, which is part of Team Finland.

The following companies will be represented in the Minister's delegation:

Acquazone Oy
CS Control Software Oy
Dewaco Ltd
Envor Protect Oy
FCG International Ltd
FIMAtec Oy
Finnish Water Forum
Finpro/Cleantech Finland and Education Export Finland
Geological Survey of Finland
GreenEnergy Finland Oy
Helsinki International Schools Group
JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Masar Oy
NxtVn Oulu
Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo Region
Peikko Group Oy
Oy Plusdial Ab
Suomen Ekolannoite Oy
Vahanen International Oy
Vesiotec Ltd
Vexve Oy

Inquiries: Ann-Christine Krank, Counsellor, tel. +358 50 462 1353, Unit for the Middle East and North Africa, and Marja Koskela, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 40 352 0463.

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